Belinda Stewart-Wilson Biography

Belinda Stewart-Wilson is an English actress and model, best known for her role in the sitcom ‘The Inbetweeners.’ With an Army officer father, she spent her childhood traveling across Europe, developing a passion for performance arts. After graduating high school, she pursued a degree in Classic Acting from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Belinda made her acting debut in the series ‘Shine on Harvey Moon’ and went on to appear in popular shows like ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ and ‘Murder on the Links.’ In 2001, she made her film debut in ‘Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang).’ However, her breakthrough came with her supporting role as Polly McKenzie in the award-winning sitcom ‘The Inbetweeners.’ Belinda has also appeared in other series such as ‘Evermoor’ and ‘Sick Note,’ while reprising her role as Polly McKenzie in ‘The Inbetweeners’ film series.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Belinda Anthea Stewart-Wilson
  • Age: 52 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Ben Miller (m. 2004 – div. 2011), William Gethin (m. 1997 – div. 2000)
    • Father: Blair Stewart-Wilson
    • Mother: Helen Mary Fox
    • Children: Sonny Miller
  • Born Country: England
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
  • Notable Alumni: Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art
  • City: London, England
  • Education: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Childhood & Early Life

Belinda Stewart-Wilson was born Belinda Anthea Stewart-Wilson on April 16, 1971, in Kensington, London, England. Her father, Lieutenant Colonel Sir Blair Stewart Wilson, was a high-ranking officer in the British Royal Army, and her mother, Helen Mary Fox, was a housewife. During her childhood, Belinda moved around Europe due to her father’s postings, living in the UK, Austria, and Germany. The family eventually settled in London when her father became the Equerry of Queen Elizabeth II. Belinda developed a passion for performing arts during her childhood and acted in theatrical plays in school. She completed her schooling at St Mary’s School in Calne, Wiltshire, and graduated high school from Hurst Lodge School in Berkshire. After completing her education, she enrolled in the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London to pursue her dream of becoming an actor.

Career

Belinda made her acting debut in 1995 with a small role in the television series “Shine on Harvey Moon.” She then appeared as a guest in episodes of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” and “Goodnight Sweetheart.” Her career progressed slowly until the late 1990s when she played a supporting role in an episode of the sitcom “Days Like These” in 1999. In 2001, she made her film debut with a supporting role in the British comedy film “Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang).” However, her career was still struggling.

In 2004, Belinda returned to television with a small role in the drama series “Holby City” and guest roles in “Look Around You” and “Broken News.” In 2007, she appeared in the Australian mockumentary film “Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance,” which became a critical and commercial success. That year, she also appeared in several series, including “Jekyll,” “The Whistleblowers,” and “Angelo’s.” In 2008, she received her breakthrough role as Polly McKenzie in the sitcom “The Inbetweeners,” which ran for three seasons and gained her popularity. She continued to appear in various television series, including “Primeval,” “My Family,” “Ripper Street,” and “Mr. Sloane.”

Belinda reprised her role as Polly in the film adaptations of “The Inbetweeners” franchise, which were both critical and commercial successes. She also appeared in the series “Ordinary Lies,” “Sick Note,” “Casualty,” and “Counterpart.” In 2019, she lent her voice to a video game titled “Anthem.”

Family & Personal Life

Belinda Stewart-Wilson was previously married to actor Ben Miller, and they have a son named Sonny. They divorced in 2011. Before Ben, she was briefly married to William Gethin from 1997 to 2000.

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